Summer Games Fest 2023: Overview
Summer Games Fest 2023 is now in full swing, and we have a lot to look forward to. We’re going to be taking a closer look at the wide range of games that were announced tonight. Now, let’s take a look at the trailers that have been revealed at Opening Night Live!
To start us off, we had Geoff Keighley coming to the stage to introduce the show, live at the Los Angeles YouTube Theatre.
Prince of Persia The Lost Crown
The first trailer revealed is a trailer to a brand new Prince of Persia title. We got a first look at a trailer and gameplay of the Ubisoft Original Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown which will be released 18th January 2024.
Mortal Kombat 1
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise, we got to have a look at the reboot of Mortal Kombat 1. In this trailer, we got a glimpse of the extended gameplay and story of this fresh new look into the franchise. If you’re looking forward to this fresh take on the franchise, you can look forward to its release on 19th September. If you pre-order now, you get access to the Open Beta and the character Shang Tsung.
After we saw the trailer, Ed Boon, the creator of Mortal Kombat came to the stage. He explained more details about what you can expect from the gameplay, and revealed Jean-Claude Van Damme would take on the role of Johnny Cage.
Path of Exile 2
We’ve now had a closer look at the raw gameplay of Path of Exile 2. In this short trailer, they revealed that there would be more information on the 28th of July.
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Dead by Daylight
Nicolas Cage made an appearance at Summer Games Fest, where he talked about his role and his new character in Dead by Daylight. The New Chapter featuring Nicolas Cage will be released on 25th of July, but some PC players can play it earlier by downloading the Player Test Build on 5th July. Finally, we end this section by looking at some Nicolas Cage gameplay.
Witchfire was revealed. This is an FPS where you fight monsters and hunt witches and a host of other horrific monsters. If you’re looking forward to it, expect the Early Access launch on the 20th of September, this year.
Crossfire Sierra Squad
Crossfire Sierra Squad revealed a new trailer for the PSVR2. In this trailer, we saw more of the gameplay, and the multiplayer capabilities you can expect. If you’re looking forward to Smilegate Entertainment’s latest game, you can expect it to arrive in August of this year.
We got a closer look at Remnant II and the array of beasts you battle against in this heart-pumping sci-fi action game. You can pre-order it now for the Gunslinger Archetype ready to do battle on 25th July.
A brand new Sonic game was globally revealed today at Summer Games Fest. With a mixture of classic and modern aesthetics, you can return to Sonic the Hedgehog’s platform roots. We got to take a look at the multiplayer gameplay as Sonic and his friends do battle against Eggman in Sonic Superstars which will be arriving this fall.
Honkai: Star Rail
We got a new trailer for Hoyoverse’s Honkai: Star Rail and the latest updates you can look forward to. We got to see the gameplay you can expect, and a PlayStation 5 release date in Q4 2023.
Lies of P
We got to enjoy a new trailer of the souls-like Pinocchio game, Lies of P from NeoWiz. You can take a closer look at the gameplay, and how the combat system works. You can look forward to its release on the 19th of September, and it’s now available for pre-order. If you can’t wait to try it out, the demo is now available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam.
Annapurna Interactive Showcase
Next, we had a brief teaser of Annapurna Interactive’s showcase on the 29th of June, where we got a glimpse of some of the projects they have on the horizon.
Throne and Liberty
Throne and Liberty is a free-to-play MMORPG from NCSoft and Amazon Games. In this trailer, we saw the stunning visuals of this new fantasy MMO. You can do battle in sky, land, and air in this upcoming MMO. You can sign up for the tech test now, and it will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam.
Warhaven is a mediaeval fantasy battle game from Nexon. We got to take a closer look at the hack-and-slash gameplay you can expect, and the variety of characters that inhabit the land. It will be available to play for free during Steam Next Fest from 19th of June to the 26th, and will be available in fall 2023.
Party Animals is a cute game where you play with your friends as cute animals. Together, you go around and battle each other in a somehow adorable fashion. It will be available from 20th September of this year, for Xbox and Steam.
Dying Light 2 Update
Tymon Smektala introduced more gameplay features you can expect from Dying Light 2 Stay Human this Summer. You can expect darker, more dangerous nights, with even cooler parkour. The next update in June will feature the deadliest summer yet.
Crash Team Rumble
You can expect a new multiplayer Crash Bandicoot game with live seasons. The first season will be running from 20th June to 12th September. There will be new characters, maps, and zones, as you battle for the wumpas in Crash Team Rumble.
Alan Wake 2
Coming all the way from Finland, Sam Lake came to reveal the brand new trailer for Alan Wake 2. For 13 years, fans have been waiting for the sequel. Alan Wake 2 will be the first survival horror game from Remedy, and you will be able to play as two different protagonists, which are Alan and Saga.
Alan is trying to escape the Nightmare Dimension, and Saga comes with her partner, Alex Casey, to discover the ritualistic murders in a small town. It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone experience, as Saga doesn’t know anything of the murders and the supernatural world, but neither will some of the players.
In this raw gameplay, we got a closer look at the supernatural forces of darkness who are manipulating the victims. We see how Saga’s gameplay fits into Alan Wake II, and what we can look forward to.
Alan Wake II will be available on the 17th of October
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2
Warhammer 40,0000: Space Marine 2 revealed more footage of the multiplayer gameplay you can expect. With a co-op campaign that can handle up to three players, you and your friends can shoot at your enemies and see who can slay the most. You can pre-order it now for Winter this year. There is also a Collector’s Edition available for fans of the series.
Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall
Do you enjoy pixelated war games where you play as a king? If so, then you should take a closer look at the Yes, Your Grace: Snowfall trailer. In this trailer, we learn more about the gameplay. You can add it to your wishlist now, coming in 2024.
John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando
We discovered the global announcement of a new game from the mind of Saber Entertainment and John Carpenter. With a soundtrack of Bon Jovi’s You Give Love a Bad Name, we got a closer look at the upcoming zombie shooter, John Carpenter’s: Toxic Commando, which will be released some time in 2024.
Baldur’s Gate III
We meet the new character, Lord Enver Gortash, who reveals his intentions to ally with you. However, his motives remain unclear, and it’s up to you to find out more. Baldur’s Gate III will be released on 31st August, this year.
Marvel Spider-Man 2
Marvel Spider-Man 2 will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 5. The sequel’s box art has been revealed by Brian Intihar, the creative director of Insomniac Games. He revealed more information about Kraven the Hunter and Venom. We discovered that it is not Eddie Brock, and you can expect a new original storyline that has not been done before.
We finally got a release date for Marvel Spider-Man 2, which will be available from 20th of October, this year.
If you enjoy Pokemon, then you will be interested in what is described as Pokemon with guns by Geoff Keighley. You and your monster companions do battle with your enemies, but you are a part of the game in the new, immersive trailer for Palworld which is entering Early Access in January 2024.
Black Desert: Land of the Morning Light Update
Explore feudal Japan in this new fantasy game. Explore the stunning landscape and battle against mythical creatures in this latest trailer for The Land of the Morning Light expansion for Black Desert. It is now available for you to pre-order and will be released on the 14th of June.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
Play as the dwarves of Middle Earth as you search for the greatest treasure in Moria. In this new Lord of the Rings game, you leave the Hobbits and Elves behind, and focus on their Return to Moria. This new Lord of the Rings game will be released in fall 2023.
Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
Square Enix revealed a brand new trailer for Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis where we can take a closer look at the gameplay and characters you can play as. The pre-registration has now begun on iOS and Android. Android users can also sign up for the Closed Beta Test from 8th June to the 28th of June, 2023.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
From Don’t Nod Entertainment, we see a new trailer to showcase the gameplay of Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden where you must make difficult decisions and battle terrifying monsters. If you’re interested, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden will be released at the end of 2023.
Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
You can expect a brand new Yakuza game featuring Kazuma Kiryu, codenamed Joryu. We see the staple Yakuza gameplay as Kiryu beats his opponents all to reach a new enemy. If you pre-order now, you will get access to the Legendary Fighter Pack on 9th November 2023, which also includes Goro Majima.
Under the Waves
From Parallel Studio, Stan is a man who lives underwater in a submarine with his robot ship. Travel underwater and discover the strange goings-on beneath the surface in Under the Waves. You can add Under the Waves to your wishlist now, and it will be released on 29th August.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II: Warzone Season 4
Call of Duty fans will be interested in this new trailer for Modern Warfare II: Warzone Season 4 and the new locations available. Find out more about the new maps to play on in the upcoming season, which you can play for free on the 14th of June.
Coming soon is Fae Farm, a cosy game that has been influenced by the likes of Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. In this trailer, we take a closer look at the fantasy gameplay and the realms you explore. Learn more about the monsters you can fight and befriend on Fae Farm, available on 8th September on Switch and PC.
Marvel Snap Update
After winning The Game Awards, Marvel Snap revealed their biggest update yet. They’ve released a new Conquest mode. Featuring voice actor ProZD, Marvel Snap revealed a new trailer that parodies their game.
King Arthur Legends Rise
A new Arthurian Legend style of game will be released soon. Take a closer look at King Arthur Legends Rise which will be available on Steam, iOS and Android, which you can pre-register for now.
Unreal Editor for Fortnite
Tonight, it was announced that Unreal Editor is now available for Fortnite, so you can play Fortnite in different styles.
Stellaris Nexus is a turn-based 4x that allows you to conquer the galaxy in roughly an hour. You can strategise and organise your products in Stellaris Nexus which you can add to your wishlist now.
Space Trash Scavenger
Space Trash Scavenger released a new tease where you collect items in space to craft on your space station. You can now add it to your wishlist now.
Star Trek: Infinite
Star Trek fans can enjoy a new game in the franchise as the Enterprise comes face-to-face with hostile aliens. In this brief trailer, we learn that more information will be revealed on Picard Day: 16th June, 2023.
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior
Take a closer look at this hack and slash strategy game, Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior. Battle with your opponents, rewind time, and combine with yourself as you battle new opponents and grow an army.
Immortals of Aveum
Immortals of Aveum is a magical FPS that was introduced by Darren Barnet tonight. He introduces the protagonist and reveals more information about the story. In the trailer, you’ll find a gameplay system from Ascendant Studios. Use your magical abilities to battle against enemies while you’re battling on a fantasy mecha, and trying to reach the control room. Immortals of Aveum will be released on 23rd July, 2023.
Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 3
With the upcoming Fortnite chapter upon us, we get a brand new cinematic shooter of the battle royale. Introduced to Fortnite as a new character is Optimus Prime of Transformers, who will help you battle against wilder opponents in Fortnite: Wilds which launches tomorrow.
Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
Ending Summer Games Fest, fans will be delighted to know that Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth revealed a brand new trailer. Cloud and co continue their unknown journey into the world outside of Midgar. Take a closer look at the open-world and ride chocobos in the latest trailer. Get a closer look at new enemies and other new characters in this latest trailer. In this extended trailer, we learn that Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth will be available in Early 2024 on two discs for the PlayStation 5.